RMS Pavonia Archival Collection


Pavonia (1882) Cunard Line

Built by J. & G. Thomson, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 5,588. Dimensions: 430' x 46'. Propulsion: Single-screw, 14 knots. Compound engines. Masts and Funnels: Three masts and one funnel. Iron hull. Passengers: 200 cabin, 1,500 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, September 13,1882. Service: Placed in the Liverpool-Boston service. Incidents: In February 1899 was damaged in heavy weather and had to be towed to England for repairs. Fate: Sold for scrap in 1900. Broken up in 1901. Running mates: Cephalonia (identical) and Catalonia.


Passenger Lists


1887 Saloon Passenger Manifest for the RMS Pavonia of the Cunard Line

1887-08-23 RMS Pavonia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1887
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston
  • Commander: Captain A. McKay


Stereoscopic Photographic Views


Stereoscopy, 10827: The Good Ship Pavonia, Midocean. © 1896 by Benjamin W. Kilburn.

Stereoscopy, 10827: The Good Ship Pavonia, Midocean. Photographed and Published by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, NH. © 1896 by Benjamin W. Kilburn. From the Chris Crofts Collection. GGA Image ID # 20bde427e3. Click to View Larger Image.


Benjamin West Kilburn (December 10, 1827 – January 15, 1909) was an American photographer and stereoscopic view publisher famous for his landscape images of the nascent American and Canadian state, provincial, and national parks and his visual record of the great migrations at the end of the nineteenth century. Kilburn was a legislator in the New Hampshire General Court. A patent was granted for his gun-style camera.


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